Deanna Spingola reads excerpts from 'Onward Christian Soldiers' by Donald Day, first published in Swedish in 1944. "Donald Day was a Chicago Tribune correspondent stationed in Riga, Latvia for a period of 20 years from early 1920s to 1940, a critical period in Latvia’s history. A Russian ambassador in the U.S. invited Day to cover the Soviet Union for his newspaper, but upon Day’s arrival to Riga he was denied the visa to enter the USSR unless he promised to present USSR in the positive light in the Western media.
Day refused. And stayed in the border state of Latvia for the next 20 years."
“I also feel that in fighting the Jewish-Bolshevik regime of Russia that Germany is performing a service for Western civilization which will be properly appreciated and recognized in the future. Of course there are unpleasant features of Germany’s war for survival. I only need to mention Mr. Himler (sic). But when somebody mentions this I ask them to remember that Berija is still commissar of the GPU in Soviet Russia and that this terrorist organization has been functioning in Russia and abroad since 1921 whereas the German counter-organization only appeared a few years ago. I further ask them to remember that it is impossible to fight a forest fire with a fire engine and that the only way Germany can defend herself and Europe against the GPU is through the use of severe and stern measures.”
— from the book “Onward Christian Soldiers: 1920-1942: Propaganda, Censorship and One Man’s Struggle to Herald the Truth” (Torrance, CA.; The Noontide Press, 1982) by American journalist Donald Day, page 203.